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Best Sandwiches in America 2016: Fish

Restaurant Hospitality received a record number of entries for this year’s Best Sandwiches in America contest, and the editorial staff narrowed them down to 17 finalists. See all winners >>

Winner: Fish & Chip Sandwich

Restaurant: Bookstore Bar & Café, Seattle

Sandwich Creator: Chef Caprial Pence

Inspiration: “I wanted to take something that was a staple on a Seattle menu and turn it into a great sandwich. I also thought it would be fun to challenge myself to come up with a sandwich that is based on such an iconic dish in this region.”  

Key Ingredients: Crispy Alaskan cod, vegetable pickle relish, lemon aioli and crispy parsnips

Price: $15

Food Cost: $3.93

What the Judges Said: This is a fantastic fish sandwich. The batter couldn’t be more perfect: light and crispy without concealing the flavor of the fluffy white cod within. The pickled relish and lemon aioli provide a nice acidic counterpoint to the richness of the fried fish, while the parsnips are a clever stand-in for fried shoestring potatoes.

Honorable Mentions:
• El Pez Pambazo, Pez Cantina, Los Angeles
• Gluten-Free Wild Salmon Reuben, Corbett Fish House, Portland, OR
• Ahi Tuna Burger, Joe’s Farm Grill, Gilbert, AZ
• Hooked, Grub, Hollywood, CA
• Rich Man Po’Boy, Bottlefork, Chicago

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